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Legal Update

At Drew & Napier, we provide legal updates and publications on the latest legal and regulatory developments that matter to our clients and friends.

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  • Court of Appeal clarifies meaning of “Common Property”

    13 March 2018
    In the recent decision of Sit Kwong Lam v Management Corporation Strata Title Plan No 2645 [2018] SGCA 14, the Court of Appeal clarified the meaning of “common property” under the Building Maintenance and Strata Management Act in the context of a strata title development. The update discusses the implications of this decision.
  • Construction Law Update:The Validity of SOPA Claims Served Early & Waiver of Jurisdictional Objections

    20 February 2018
    Director Mahesh Rai and Senior Associate Don Loo discuss the Court of Appeal’s decision in Audi Construction Pte Ltd v Kian Hiap Construction Pte Ltd [2018] SGCA 4.
  • Drew & Napier Data Protection Quarterly Update Q4/2017

    15 January 2018
    In this issue, we highlight key takeaways from the six most recent enforcement decisions issued by the PDPC, and also examine several of the PDPC’s latest publications, including its General Data Protection Regulation Factsheet for Organisations. We also examine the recent Cybersecurity Bill and the draft Healthcare Services Bill.
  • Construction Law Update: Contracting Out of Prevention Principle in Concurrent Delay Scenarios

    27 October 2017
    Director Mahesh Rai and Senior Associate Don Loo analyse a recent English High Court decision relating to the construction industry. It is an area the Singapore courts have yet to scrutinise and this decision is likely to be persuasive here.
  • Drew & Napier Data Protection Quarterly Update Q3/2017

    2 October 2017
    In this issue, we highlight key takeaways from the three most recent enforcement decisions issued by the PDPC, and also examine the PDPC’s public consultation paper on Managing Personal Data in a Digital Economy. We will also analyse the emergence of new regulatory instruments and frameworks in several jurisdictions including the United Kingdom as well as the European Union.
  • Drew & Napier Data Protection Quarterly Update Q2/2017

    5 July 2017
    In this issue, we discuss the most recent enforcement decisions issued by data protection enforcement agencies in Singapore and in jurisdictions around the world, as well as examine proposed amendments and clarifications to certain key concepts, such as cross-border transfers of personal data, which are found in most personal data regulatory frameworks both in the region and beyond.
  • Competition Law Quarterly Update Q1/2017

    29 June 2017
    Drew & Napier’s Competition & Regulatory Practice Group round up some of the major developments in competition law from around the world during the first quarter of 2017.
  • Recent Legislative Amendments in Singapore Concerning Debt Restructuring

    23 June 2017
    On 23 May 2017, the Companies Act amendments for the enhanced debt restructuring regime came into effect. The amendments to the Companies Act introduced major changes to broaden the rules governing schemes of arrangement, judicial management and in relation to cross border insolvencies with the objective of increasing the availability and flexibility of these restructuring tools.
  • Court of Appeal considers asymmetric arbitration agreement

    25 May 2017
    In the recent case of Wilson Taylor Asia Pacific Pte Ltd v Dyna-Jet Pte Ltd [2017] SGCA 32, the Court of Appeal held that an arbitration agreement, which provided only the Plaintiff with the right to elect whether to refer disputes between the parties to arbitration, was a valid arbitration agreement.
  • Singapore High Court grants anti-suit injunction to prevent re-litigation of issues raised in arbitration

    8 May 2017
    The High Court in the recent case of BC Andaman Co Ltd and others v Xie Ning Yun and another [2017] SGHC 64 clarifies the rights which parties enjoy under arbitration agreements and the resulting award, as well as the reliefs available to protect those rights.